Samurai sword threat of drunk

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN who had consumed 15 pints of strong lager flew into a drunken rage damaging two cars in a wrecking spree.

Blackpool Magistrates’ Court was told how 24-year-old John Cumming of Chester Road, Layton, admitted two offences of criminal damage to the vehicles – one of them a police car.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said one female victim had parked her Hyundai car outside her home in an undamaged state.

But during the evening Cumming had walked out of his nearby sister’s home and launched an unprovoked attack on the car.

He smashed the windscreen, ripped off a wing mirror and caused two large dents to the bodywork.

He then threw his bag of clothes into the car and poured bleach inside.

Police were called by witnesses and they arrested jobless Cumming and put him in their car.

As they made further inquiries Cumming kicked out at the car’s console causing more than £300 worth of damage.

When interviewed Cumming told police: “I had 15 pints of Stella. My sister wound me up and I attacked the nearest thing after I left her house. I needed to take my anger out of something. I have no intention of paying for any damage. If someone disrespects me I would use a Samurai sword on them.”

Tony O’Brien, defending, said: “My client accepts he has got anger issues. Fortunately he took it out on the cars and not another person.”

Cumming was given an 18-month community order during which his anger problems will be addressed.